Adjunct – Forensic Science Institute

first_imgPosition Overview:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions.This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants fromwhich the Department may draw as sections become open at any pointin the current academic year. This posting may or may not result inthe hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty provides a quality learningexperience for students on a semester basis. Adjunct facultyreports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-related dutiesand responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with themission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationshipof the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher andfacilitator of learning.College/Department Overview:The Forensic Science Institute (FSI) at the University of CentralOklahoma is dedicated to comprehensive training and research forstudents, professionals and first responders in all aspects ofevidence collection, preservation, analysis, reporting andtestimony. The Institute is a leading provider of forensic scienceeducation at the undergraduate and graduate level through a robust,interdisciplinary program. UCO has the only undergraduate programin North America accredited by the Forensic Science EducationPrograms Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) in all eligibledisciplines to include Forensic Molecular Biology, ForensicChemistry, and Digital Forensics. UCO, along with Eastern KentuckyUniversity, were the first and still only programs to be accreditedin Digital Forensics at the undergraduate level. The ForensicScience Institute has an experienced faculty representinginternational and national leaders in their respectivefields.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Teaches courses within the scope of Forensic Science.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field specified in theposition announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates studentperformance, and maintains department and student records inaccordance with university policies. Adheres to the educationalphilosophy of the University. Works in a collaborative manner withcolleagues and professionals peers. Participates in universitymeetings that relate specifically to faculty. Adheres to theeducational philosophy, mission and long-term goals of theUniversity. Adheres to all policies and procedures outlines in theUCO Faculty and Employee Handbooks.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.last_img read more

Students build website to assist local children

first_imgThe financial crises, budget cuts and hiring freezes plaguing nearby Los Angeles Unified School District schools have not gone unnoticed by USC.The recent layoffs and budget cuts have made news on campus, and a district-wide cancellation of summer school this year was enough to spark students into action.Big brother · USC football players Kristofer O’Dowd and Martin Coleman teach local school children about unconventional learning. – Photo courtesy of SOS ClassroomStudents in a summer WRIT 340 class heard of LAUSD’s problems and decided something needed to be done. The solution, they concluded, was to create a free online database of educational resources for K-8 students.The site,, was started by 16 USC students taught by professor Mark Marino. It incorporates links sent in by students, parents and educators and provides LAUSD students with an easy way to find learning resources online.Marino presented the opportunity to the students in the class — a “Writing with Technology” section — on the first day of the summer semester. The students took to the “Save Our Summer” concept immediately.“He came in one day and said, ‘Hey, there’s this idea I want to run by you guys,’ and a lot of people sounded attracted from the start,” said Matt Schrader, a junior majoring in broadcast journalism and the public relations director for the program.Each of the USC students took on a role, ranging from education liaisons to project managers.“It helped to give each member in the class a sense of purpose, which is something that creates a great learning environment for them,” Marino said. “Once the site was put up [on July 6], we phased out of it a little bit, but it still remained the common project that was driving the course and really energizing the students.”The work on the website culminated in a July 24 trip by the USC students to a summer camp at Hancock Park Elementary School. Trojan offensive linemen Kristofer O’Dowd and Martin Coleman — both juniors in Marino’s class — spoke about the importance of learning in unconventional ways and even learning outside of school.“They were very motivated and attached to this project,” Marino said. “When I talked to LAUSD educators, they were astounded at how quickly these students were able to put together these set of resources.”The district continues to face challenges, including attempts to restart summer school for 2010, but in the meantime, SOS Classroom will try to complement normal school year curriculum on its site.“It’s not a cure-all,” said John Newsom, a Los Angeles-based consultant who serves on the SOS classroom advisory board. “But at the same time, it’s an immediate and proactive solution to immediate problems facing us all. From that point of view, the district has been appreciative.”Marino is teaching three new WRIT 340 classes this semester. But, more than half of his summer students have expressed interest in continuing on with the site, and Marino plans on pitching the idea to his new students in the upcoming week. The following step, he said, would probably be expanding the site to include resources for high school students.“By no means are we saying that 16 USC students can solve the education process single-handedly,” Marino said. “We got a lot of resources from lots of people and this doesn’t solve the problem, but this is something that will help if people know about it. That’s the most important thing.”last_img read more

Azhar Ali says Pakistan attack can hurt England in first Test

first_img Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Share via Email That was the sum of Pakistan’s success before lunch but they appeared more focused after the break. Ashraf bowled a lively, aggressive and accurate spell, during which he hit Ateeq Javid on the helmet, and Rahat also improved, but it was Shadab who caught the eye. The smiling teenager once again demonstrated the considerable potential of his variations, having Lewis Hill caught at mid-off and Aadil Ali dropped at cover, as well as a handful of respectable leg-before shouts turned down, though Leicestershire’s batsmen later reported his googly can be picked, both from the hand and because it is bowled with a slightly quicker action.Even so, wickets continued to elude the visitors. Javid went on to a half-century before retiring, and the shadows of the floodlight pylons were extending a long way across the pitch before Abbas had Tom Wells caught in the gully. Even then Tom Taylor hit him for four fours in five balls before the players shook hands.“It’s a team game and everybody will have to play a part,” said Azhar. “As a senior player I need to make sure I do what I can to build a platform so we have enough runs on the board to help the bowlers. It’s never easy to play in England. It’s always challenging but we are prepared to do our best. It’s a big opportunity, especially for the younger players.” … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. England v Pakistan 2018 With Pakistan getting ready for the first Test on Thursday Azhar Ali believes they can take 20 England wickets at Lord’s.The opener, who hit 73 on Saturday, said: “Good bowlers always take advantage of early-summer conditions and we have good bowlers.” He added: “That’s the way we’re thinking. We want to play attacking cricket, we want to take 20 wickets. That’s why we are going with five bowlers and hopefully this side will do well.”Their main strike bowler, Mohammad Amir, was unavailable here, protecting the recurring knee injury which forced him to leave the field in the Test against Ireland last week. But the fact that his fellow opening bowler Mohammad Abbas, who took nine wickets in the Test against Ireland, picked up a solitary victim deep into the evening session while his fellow seamers Rahat Ali and Faheem Ashraf both went wicketless, indicates that the pitch at Lord’s is going to have to have spice in it for there to be a serious possibility of Pakistan bowling England out twice.Accurate and economical they may have been but penetrative they were not and on a flattish track only the leg-spinner Shadab Khan looked able to make inroads.Ali also said Pakistan are likely to be unchanged from their Test victory near Dublin last week.As preparations for their two-Test series against England go, taking three wickets in the first 72 overs against what amounted to a county second XI is unlikely to fill Pakistan with confidence. Yet Ali said: “Overall we’re happy with the preparation we’ve had and hopefully that will transfer to the Tests against England. Amir is fine. He bowled very well against Ireland and in the last couple of days he’s been doing his rehab and also some bowling and he’s quite comfortable.”On a cloudless morning it took the visitors almost an hour and three-quarters to prise out Leicestershire’s young openers, who had brought up the 50 before Shadab had Sam Evans leg-before on the back foot for 22.Harry Dearden had ground his way to 19 off 77 balls when a loose drive at a wide delivery from Saad Ali gave Fakhar Zaman a low catch at backward point. Read more match reports Share on Pinterest Topics Pakistan cricket team Cricket Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Read more Imam-ul-Haq helps Pakistan dash Irish hopes of unlikely win in maiden Testlast_img read more